URS Named a Top Corporation for Women’s Business Enterprises
The company has exceeded the federally mandated goal of 5% of total procurement spend for women-owned small business for the past five years
URS Corp. was recently named to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) 15th annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises.
URS received the honor at the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises event held in New Orleans. The Top Corporations award is given to companies with leading supplier diversity programs. URS was one of 45 companies honored.
“We believe a reliable pool of small business partners is integral to URS’ success,” said Wendy Lopez, vice president, Texas/Oklahoma regional manager for URS. “Our women-owned business partners complement the company’s capabilities and demonstrate our commitment to exceeding subcontracting goals. Our corporate resume, which includes work with small businesses, veteran-owned businesses, women-owned and disadvantaged businesses, has had a tremendous influence on our ability to win more work with federal and municipal clients. Receiving this award from WBENC strengthens that resume.”
URS’ selection was based on several factors, including the company’s demonstrated ability to exceed the federally mandated goal of 5% of total procurement spend for women-owned small business (WOSB). URS has exceeded this goal for the past five years.
Another factor in winning the award was the company’s support for WOSB participation through national outreach and mentor/protégé opportunities.
“Many of the companies named on the prestigious list include URS clients and other leaders in the markets we serve,” said Sam Artis, URS small business liaison officer. “It is noteworthy to be included on this list; our recognition among these companies elevates the visibility of our efforts to exceed federal subcontracting goals.”
“In our federal work, strong and talented WOSB teaming partners have been essential to significant URS contract awards, and they have provided exceptional service to our clients and to URS,” said Jennifer Tamburino, a URS federal program manager.